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checkered - (chequered) marked by great changes in fortune; with many changes of fortuene; CF. checked: having a pattern of squares
igneous - produced by fire; of fire; volcanic; (of rocks) formed from lava; Ex. igneous meteorite
gossamer - sheer; very light; like cobwebs; N: soft and sheer fabric; cobweb
dabble - work at in a nonserious fashion; splash around; move noisily in a liquid
seine - seine net; net for catching fish
detraction - slandering; aspersion; detracting; CF. detractor
niggardly - meanly stingy; parsimonious; N. niggard: stingy person
confidant - (confidante) trusted friend (to whom one tells one's secret)
daub - smear (as with paint); cover with something sticky; Ex. daub one's clothes with mud/paint; N: small bit of sticky substance; Ex. a daub of paint
tirade - long angry denunciatory speech; diatribe; harangue; extended scolding; denunciation